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Lot # 516 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1951 to 1964 Bowman and Topps Original Owner "Shoebox" Collection (253 Cards) Including Over 100 Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,962.50

Original boyhood "shoebox" collection of 253 Topps and Bowman baseball cards, dating from 1951 to 1964, highlighted by an extremely high concentration of stars and key cards. We have selected six cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. This lot includes the following: 1) 1951 Bowman (1 card): #223 Vander Meer (Gd). 2) 1953 Bowman B&W (5 cards): all Fair. 3) 1953 Bowman Color (2 cards): both Fair. 4) 1953 Topps (4 cards): #37 Mathews (Fr), 54 Feller (Fr), 104 Berra (Gd), and 151 Wilhelm (Gd). 5) 1954 Topps (2 cards): #10 Robinson (Pr) and 32 Snider (Gd). 6) 1956 Topps (1 card): #79 Koufax (Gd). 7) 1957 Topps (4 cards): #1 Williams (SGC VG 40), 30 Reese (Gd), 38 Fox (Vg), and 400 Dodgers’ Sluggers (Fr). 8) 1958 Topps (1 card): #320 Ford (Pr). 9) 1960 Topps (15 cards): all Fair due to reverse ink. #1 Wynn, 7 Mays/Rigney, 10 Banks, 35 Ford, 50 Kaline, 55 Mazeroski, 73 Gibson, 92 Herzog, 100 Fox, 264 Roberts, 420 Mathews, 475 Drysdale, 493 Snider, 558 Mathews AS, and 563 Mantle AS. 10) 1961 Topps (15 cards): overall Ex with some lesser. Keys: #2 Maris (Ex), 10 B. Robinson (Ex+), 20 Roberts (Ex-Mt), 30 Fox (Ex+), 160 Ford (Fr), 415 Aaron (Ex), 471 Rizzuto MVP (Vg), and 480 Campanella MVP (Vg). 11) 1962 Topps (124 cards): overall Ex to Ex-Mt with some lesser. Keys: #1 Maris (Vg-Ex), 5 Koufax (SGC NM+ 86), 10 Clemente (Ex+), 18 Mantle/Mays (Ex), 21 Kaat (Ex), 29 Stengel (Ex), 30 Mathews (Nr/Mt), 40 Cepeda (Ex+), 50 Musial (Ex), 51 AL Batting Ldrs (Ex+), 52 NL Batting Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 53 AL HR Ldrs (Ex+), 54 NL HR Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 56 NL ERA Ldrs (Ex+), 57 AL Win Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 58 NL Win Ldrs (Ex), 59 AL Strikeout Ldrs (Ex+), 60 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 70 Killebrew (Ex-Mt), 73 Fox (Ex), 85 Hodges (Ex+), 100 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 135-144 Babe Ruth Specials (average Ex), 150 Kaline (Ex+), 200 Mantle (SGC EX+ 70), 213 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 217 Alston (Ex), 234 Maris WS (Vg-Ex), 235 Ford WS (Vg-Ex), 288 Williams (Ex-Mt), 300 Mays (Fr), 310 Ford (Ex-Mt), 312 Spahn No Hit (Ex), 313 Maris Blasts (Ex+), 315 Ford Tosses (Ex), 316 Killebrew Sends (Ex+), 320 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 325 Aparicio (Ex), 340 Drysdale (Ex), 350 F. Robinson (Ex+), 353 Mazeroski (Ex-Mt), 360 Berra (Ex-Mt), 460 Bunning (Ex-Mt), 469 Aparicio AS (Ex+), 470 Kaline AS (Vg), 471 Mantle AS (Vg-Ex), 475 Ford AS (Ex+), 505 Marichal (Ex-Mt), and 530 Gibson (Ex+). 12) 1963 Topps (11 cards): overall Ex. Keys: #6 AL ERA Ldrs (Ex), 7 NL Win Ldrs (Vg-Ex), and 9 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Ex). 13) 1964 Topps (68 cards): overall Ex to Ex-Mt with a few better and six lesser. Keys: #13 Wilhelm (Ex+), 50 Mantle (SGC NM+ 86), 116 Oliva RC (Ex-Mt), 125 Rose (Ex), 136 Koufax WS (Ex), 150 Mays (SGC NM 84), 155 Snider (Ex-Mt), 175 B. Williams (Ex+), 177 Killebrew (Ex), 182 Sox Sockers (Ex-Mt), 205 Fox (Ex+), 210 Yastrzemski (Ex), 250 Kaline (Nr/Mt), 265 Bunning (Ex), 285 Roberts (Ex+), 324 Stengel (Nr/Mt), 331 AL Bombers (SGC NM 84), and 342 Stargell (Ex+). This is a tremendous original owner collection with a strong emphasis on star players and Hall of Famers. The equivalent SMR value on just five of the six graded cards exceeds $1,065 (there is no SMR value for the VG 3 Williams and the two Mantles are calculated at the lower whole grade). Total: 253 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,962.50


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